'A Cuppa With' is F&E's ongoing Q&A series
with female entrepreneurs we admire.
Pour yourself a cuppa and join us!
Designer, Antique Dealer, Co-Owner of Marston House
"I trust my heart completely and never question it. If I’m not in love with something, I don’t buy it, and I’ve always been intuitive to my own particular needs."
CRISTINA PALOMO NELSON & MEGAN PAPAY
Co-Founders of FRĒDA SALVADOR
"We met while working on the design team for another footwear company and would often travel to Italy together for work, spending long dinners with (too much) wine, dreaming of FRĒDA."
MARJORIE TAYLOR & KENDALL SMITH FRANCHINI
Co-Founders of The Cook's Atelier
"We jumped feet-first into founding The Cook’s Atelier in 2008 with the intention of creating a special place that supports the connection between the farmer and the cook..."
MBA Candidate at Babson College, F&E Scholarship Recipient
"My hope, both during my MBA and after, is to continue to extend conversations and demystify industries for folks who simply haven’t been exposed."
Founder of Caitlin Flemming Design
"After working for a designer for a year, I made the leap and started my own firm."
Designer and Founder of Carly Home
"I got into design because an environment can transform a person's life. It can inspire and create happiness, which has always been compelling to me."
WHITNEY LEIGH MORRIS
Small Space Consultant and Designer
"I’m interested in so many creative fields — from photography and editing, to writing, to designing — that I wanted a profession that allowed me to explore all those interests daily."
JOHANNA VENTE & FIONA BURR
Co-Founders of Saffron + Poe, Interior Designers
"For us, having a very compatible friendship and a strong partnership was key. It is so helpful to have someone as invested in the business as you are to bounce ideas, divide and conquer with."
Founder of Pencil & Paper Co.
"Surround yourself with women who will build you up, mentor you, challenge you, and be there to celebrate the wins and help soften the losses."
Cookbook Author, Master Gardener, Entertaining Expert
"As my daughters have gotten older, I’ve been able to explore new career challenges. You must be willing to try different things until you find the one that works best."
Founder of Vintner's Daughter
"I wanted to build a true luxury skincare company that made products from the finest ingredients in the world."
Founder and CEO of Frank & Eileen
"When I started Frank & Eileen, I put my head down and focused on building the kind of company and brand that I wanted to see in the world. It was a long, slow, organic build with no investors."